Planting Flowers in Summer

Overview

Flower gardening provides your home landscape with splashes of color and pleasing scents, especially during the summertime. Summer flowers attract pollinators like butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and bees, turning your yard into a veritable wilderness of flora and fauna. Planting flowers during the summer is simple and brief, with the proper preparation.

Step 1

Select a spot in your yard that receives adequate amounts of sunlight, as well as shade during the hot summer months.

Step 2

Prepare the soil with kitchen compost, potting soil and peat moss. Depending on the quality of soil, the amounts of compost, soil and moss you use will vary. For temperate climates, approximately 3 lbs. of each mixed into the earth soil is adequate for growing flowers. Drier, warmer climates like the southwest United States may require more compost and peat moss to lighten and nourish the soil.

Step 3

Select a variety of flower seeds that thrive well in the summertime. Azaleas, marigolds, roses, day lilies, irises and many others grow well in the summer months and provide bright colors for your home landscape.

Step 4

Sow the seeds into the garden soil and lightly cover them with about 1/4 inch of soil, to allow them to germinate.

Step 5

Water your flower garden every day during the summertime, with a dripping hose line. Dripping hose lines can be left on for about an hour a day to provide your flowers with the moisture they need during the summer to allow them to grow and bloom.

Things You'll Need

  • Flower seeds
  • Potting soil
  • Peat moss
  • Kitchen compost
  • Rake (garden rake with stiff tines)
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